Nothing like a little Brett Favre jab to get the blood boiling throughout a very cold Wisconsin.
A concussed Favre still had the presence of mind following Monday night’s loss to the Bears to tell some of his opponents to put an end to the Packers’ playoff hopes. According to Michael Wilbon of ESPNChicago.com, via Judd Zulgad of the Star Tribune, Bears defensive lineman Julius Peppers was among them.
“I was happy Brett suited up,” Peppers said after the game. “I figured it might be the last time I got to see him across the field from me on the opposing sideline. Yeah, I talked to him after the game. I told him it was an honor to play against him. He said, ‘Likewise. … Go beat the Packers in a couple of weeks.'”
Favre, of course, spent 16 seasons in Green Bay before a contentious split landed him with the New York Jets for one season before finally (considering those two, ummm, short-lived retirements) joining the archrival Vikings in 2009.
So, it’s unveiled Favre has a rooting interest. Surprising? Not so much.
Packers fans … you have Aaron Rodgers, you’ve swept the Vikings and you’re fighting for a playoff spot. Does this get under your skin?